Remembrance Wreaths at the Houghall Campus Memorial Stone

College Holds Remembrance Service

Staff and students across East Durham College’s campuses have taken part in remembrance services today to pay tribute to fallen service men and woman.

A service at the College’s Peterlee campus, saw staff and students come together in the atrium to hear readings from uniformed public services students before a bugler played a rendition of The Last Post then a two minutes silence was observed.

Over at the Houghall campus staff and students gathered at the Memorial Stone for The Royal British Legion service which saw college staff member Julie Carmichael play The Last Post, which was then followed by a two-minute silence.

Following the impeccably observed silence, poems were read and attendees laid wreaths around the remembrance stone to mark the occasion.

East Durham College principal, Suzanne Duncan was proud to see so many people coming out to pay their respects.

Suzanne said: “It was wonderful to see so many young people wanting to take part in the two minutes silence.

“It is important that educational establishments such as our college encourage young people to take part in the Armistice Day and Remembrance tributes, helping them to understand the importance and relevance of the people and events that we remember by showing respect for all those who have given their lives in the service of our country.”